IMG_8875I am Tracy Llanera and I am a Filipino philosopher.

I am a Research Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Ethics & Society in Sydney, Australia and an Assistant Research Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut. I am also affiliated with the UConn Asian and Asian American Studies Institute as research faculty.

I was a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment at Keele University, United Kingdom (Spring 2018). I was also a Research Fellow at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (Humility & Conviction in Public Life), United States last Fall 2017. I have taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Connecticut (United States), Macquarie University (Australia), and the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines).

My Ph.D. in Philosophy was awarded by Macquarie University in 2016.

Charlie Barley, my beloved


A Defence of Nihilism (co-authored with James Tartaglia) will be out with Routledge in Jan 2021.

My book Richard Rorty: Outgrowing Modern Nihilism is published! I am deeply grateful for the positive reviews.

My chapter on “Rorty and Nihilism” in A Companion to Richard Rorty, ed. Alan Malachowski (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020) is now out!

I received a 2020 Teaching Excellence Award from the Office of the Provost for my Philosophy and Social Ethics Honors course (Fall 2019)!

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